How to Stop Worrying and Love Your Q&A Session

How to Stop Worrying and Love Your Q&A Session

It’s your first conference talk, and you’re as ready as ready gets. Your outfit is on point, you’ve practiced your talk to perfection, you’ve backed up your slides on two flash drives plus your laptop (just in case), and everything is under control. Well, except for one thing: the dreaded Q&A session. There’s no telling…

Can You Describe Your Research in 30 Seconds? 60?

Can You Describe Your Research in 30 Seconds? 60?

As scientists, we become engrossed in our own scientific world. We focus on graduating, publishing a paper, or writing that grant application. Our labs, quite literally, become our world. Which is why we all know the glazed looks in the eyes of non-scientific people who had the misfortune of asking us what we do. As…